Sustainable Food and Agriculture
Committee: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
The human population on Earth has doubled in the last 50 years, to nearly 8 billion people today. This rapid growth is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, and the UN thinks it could reach nearly 10 billion by 2050 and 11 billion by the end of the 21st century. Billions more people mean billions more mouths to feed– a task that will need to be accomplished with limited environmental resources.
Today, the world already struggles to meet the dietary needs of all people, with 690 million regularly going hungry. The global agricultural sector employs nearly 3 billion people, although many of these individuals are among the most likely to suffer from food shortages.
In order to meet current needs and provide for future population levels, the world needs to rethink the way it produces its food and encourage productivity growth across the board. This momentous undertaking needs to be done while keeping in mind climate and environmental protections, as well as ensuring that individuals working in the agriculture industry can achieve and maintain dignified lives.
Current MUN Students:
Below is a link to access the MUN 2020 position papers. Delegates — feel free to comment below on this blog post from the point of view of your delegation if you have any thoughts and/or disagreements with your fellow delegates:
Food and Agricultural: Sustainable Agriculture